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Twice the excitement; an eclipse and an evacuation

Twice the excitement; an eclipse and an evacuation

Habiba Ishtiaq, News Writer

August 23, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

On Monday August 21st, Glenbard South had an eclipse evacuation drill. All the students and staff met at the football field to watch the solar eclipse during 8th period. Every student and staff member were given NASA approved glasses for safety precautions. Even though it was cloudy, students and te...

Back To School

Tristan Arlos, Cartoonist

August 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Community Read Coming Soon

Community Read Coming Soon

Habiba Ishtiaq, News Writer

August 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Another year, another possibility for prosperity. The possibility to come together in times of hardships, in need of help and more struggles one faces. The Glenbard Parent Series has been the way to strive and to find a solution for not only students, but also for parents. The GPS, Glenbard Par...

March on

March on

Patrick Poirier, Writer

January 22, 2017


Filed under News

The Women’s March on Washington happened in the streets of Chicago on Saturday, January 21. Men and women of all ethnicities and values held their signs high on Columbus Drive and chanted for the power of democracy. Chicago was recorded to have nearly 250,000 people throughout the streets marching...

Fidel Castro dies at 90

Fidel Castro dies at 90

Justin Goetz, Writer

December 16, 2016


Filed under News

As a tragedy for some and intense joy for others, famed revolutionary Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro past away at the age of 90. Castro was a main contributor to bringing the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and tormented more than eleven U.S Presidents during his era. During his politic...

O’Hare international workers go on strike for $15 wage

O’Hare international workers go on strike for $15 wage

Nicole Dede, Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under News

    More than a hundred workers went on strike outside the terminals of O’Hare airport on November 29 at noon. They were fighting for a $15 minimum wage and union rights.    Service Employees International Union organized the strike. The workers on strike were baggage handlers, wheelchair at...

A morning with Santa

A morning with Santa

Olivia Bachar, News Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under News

We have arrived upon the most wonderful time of the year: the holidays. To celebrate, the Glenbard South choir held a Breakfast with Santa. McDonald's pancakes and Starbucks coffee were served for the breakfast. Mrs. Skizas, the choir director, stated, “So many groups pitched in like Habitats for Hu...

Raiders embrace a jolly comfort

Raiders embrace a jolly comfort

Jessica Arnold, Editor-In-Chief

December 15, 2016


Filed under News

Glenbard South High School kicked off its spirit week by wearing pajamas to school Monday, December 12. There were a variety of pajamas ranging from footie pajamas, flannel pajama pants and even bath robes paired with cute slippers. “I think it’s really cozy,and I think it provides a lot of m...

Chicago’s deadly cycle

Chicago’s deadly cycle

Yusuf Baggia, News Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

As of December 10, 701 homicides have occurred in the city of Chicago since the beginning of 2016. The 700 mark was reached around 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, when a 25 year old was shot in the abdomen while driving and crashed into a bus shelter on South Cottage Grove Avenue. On that same day ...

Glenbard South, saving hearts one at a time

Glenbard South, saving hearts one at a time

Nicole Dede, Writer

December 10, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Glenbard South partnered with Young Hearts for Life to offer a free EKG heart test for anyone who wanted it. The test was done during students’ gym period in the gym on December 1.     An electrocardiogram or EKG has been used to record the electrical activity of the heart and transfer it on...

Four-way talk held between Russia, Ukraine

Four-way talk held between Russia, Ukraine

Kajal Patel, Bottom Line Editor

December 9, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Germany and France held a four-way talk with Ukraine and Russia to help relieve the conflicts between the two countries. The talks were held in Minsk on Tuesday November 29. "Even if we don't manage to find the big solution for the crisis, talks like these are simply necessary to make sure the situation...

Glenbard South plans exciting Holiday Week

Glenbard South plans exciting Holiday Week

Olivia Bachar, News Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Winter is coming and that means snow, hot chocolate and most importantly  holidays. To celebrate, Student Council is hosting Holiday Week 12/12 - 12/16. First off, Monday will be Lazy Pajama Day. Following that, Tuesday will be Holiday Hat and Sock Day. Then Wednesday will be Ugly Sweater Day. ...

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